laundry

six weeks since you left 

and closed your front door 

for the last time 

leaving home comforts 

and me behind 

been hard to see you lately 

haven’t even waved at you 

through a pane of glass 

the pain scars me 

 

carers helped with facetime 

panned your room so i've seen it 

but i haven’t 'seen' it 

facetime whose face 

you had no idea who i was 

you couldn’t hear me. 

you couldn’t seem to see me 

i called you mum but mum 

who did you think i was 

 

twice a week 

i collect and return your laundry 

washed ironed 

folded with love 

my lasting connection with you 

what are you wearing today 

what did you wear yesterday 

what will you wear tomorrow 

i don't help you choose anymore 

 

maybe next week they say 

hope is taking its toll 

are you happy 

do you think about me 

i’m not happy 

i’m not happy at all 

tears don’t change a thing 

but they come 

nonetheless

2 comments

  • C Kent
    C Kent Bedfordshire
    Beautiful and poignant

    Beautiful and poignant

  • Marina Florance
    Marina Florance
    Thank you :)

    Thank you smile

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